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Police believe fatal motor vehicle accident caused by alcohol

On Behalf of | May 29, 2015 | Car Accidents, Firm News |

A Virginia Beach resident suffered a serious injury in a catastrophic and fatal car accident last Sunday. The single-car crash happened just prior to 2 a.m. in Prince George along Ruffin Road.

The driver of the car, a 25-year-old, required helicopter transport to the VCU Medical Center. He lost control of his vehicle, which left the roadway and collided with a culvert. The automobile flipped upside down before it came to complete stop.

Another passenger, a 19-year-old, was rushed to a hospital in Richmond for treatment of her injuries. Meanwhile, a 26-year-old male passenger did not survive the collision. He was ejected from the automobile and pronounced dead at the accident scene.

At the moment, the Prince George County Police department suspects that alcohol played an important factor in this fatal car accident. However, authorities have yet to file any charges at this time.

Typically, law enforcement officials prefer to complete a detailed accident investigation prior to pressing charges in a fatal car accident case. That involves interviews with key witnesses, whose testimony can serve to strengthen the court case that prosecutors will eventually bring against the accused person. Also, authorities might determine in their investigations that a driver who appeared to be at fault, was actually not the person who caused the incident.

With any fatal Virginia car accident case, family members of the victim or victims will benefit from having a clear picture of how a particular car accident occurred. This will not only help family members with their grieving processes, but it will also help them make a decision about pursuing wrongful death damages in civil court.

Source: WTKR, “Virginia Beach man hurt in fatal crash in Prince George County,” May. 24, 2015